South Wicklow Drama Festival

The Cavalcaders 2014

Kilrush Drama Group’s 2014 Festival of The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche came 3rd in the All Ireland Drama Finals in Claremorris. Ellie Condren won the Best Supporting Actress Award and Kevin McEvoy won the Best Lighting Award.


Played by

                                                                  Rory – Garrett Murphy


                                                                 Terry – Michael Dunbar


                                                               Ted – Timmy Connaughton


                                                                  Breda – Jane Kinsella


                                                                  Nuala – Ellie Condren


                                                                   Josie – Maurice Ruth


Producer/Director: Mick Byrne

Stage Manager: Ger Byrne

Musical Director: Lar Duffy

Stage Crew: Tommy Kavanagh, Roy Douglas & Stephen Ellis

Props: Kieran Tyrrell & Mary Doran

Lights: Kevin McEvoy & Raymond Brennan

Sound: Paddy & Tom Byrne, Dougie Doyle.

Make up: Lorna Doran & Marion O’Toole

Costumes: Jacinta Kavanagh

Set Design: Lar Duffy & Mick Byrne

Set Construction: Lar Duffy & Ger Byrne

Setting: Small town Ireland.

Brief History of the Group: Kilrush Drama Group was founded in 1964 and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2014. We have performed 66 plays in the last 50 years, first appearing in an All Ireland in 1972. In 2003 we started to present an annual Autumn production in our local hall in Ballyroebuck. The Group established the South Wicklow Drama Festival in 2005. We performed Our Town by Thornton Wilder in the 2013 Confined All Ireland Final. 


Synposis of the Play: The Cavalcaders explores the lives and loves of four barbershop singers and shoe repairmen from small-town Ireland. They spend their days mending shoes and their nights as singers of local legend. Their musical harmonies, however, are not reflected in their private lives.

Photography for this website by Eamonn Doran & Lorna Doran
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